Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Please consider donating to the Stewartsville Volunteer Fire Company's Building Fund Drive:
• Protect your family and your property by having large visible house numbers.
• Firefighters, police officers, and paramedics will be able to find you faster when your home is properly marked.
• A visitor, child, or injured person may be unable to give clear directions and rely on your house being properly marked.
• Emergency personnel from a neighboring community may be unfamiliar with your area.
• The Office of the State Fire Marshal says “numbers need to be at least 4-inches in height and facing the street.”
• Put the numbers under lighting, and use numbers with a contrasting background so they will be visible at night.
• Attach numbers to the home and NOT a door. Doors can be opened which will make the markings no longer visible.
• If your driveway is long, also post your house number on BOTH sides of a mailbox or sign pole at the end of the driveway near the road.
• Be sure to keep the numbers visible by trimming trees and bushes.
Space heaters are a great way to warm up a cold room or provide supplemental heat to your home. But while convenient, they are also a leading cause of home fires during the winter months. If you’re going to use a space heater, here are a few tips to make sure you stay extra warm – and safe. *
• Use only equipment that is made for home heating. Use all types of heaters carefully and follow all directions for safe use.
• Use a space heater that has been tested to the latest safety standards and has been certified by a nationally recognized laboratory. These heaters have the most up-to-date safety features. Older space heaters may not meet newer safety standards.
• Place the heater on a level, hard, nonflammable surface, such as a ceramic tile floor.
• Make sure space heaters are at least three feet away from bedding, drapes, furniture and other flammable materials.
• Place smoke alarms on every level of your home, outside of sleeping areas and inside each bedroom.
• Utilize a carbon monoxide detector.
• Never leave a space heater on when you go to sleep.
• Don’t place a space heater close to any sleeping person, bedding, furniture, drapes or other flammable materials.
• Never use gasoline in a kerosene space heater, as even small amounts of gasoline mixed with kerosene can increase the risk of fire.
• Never use your oven, grill or clothes dryer to heat your home. This could cause a fire or dangerous carbon monoxide gas, which produces deadly, odorless, colorless fumes.
For more safety information, visit
*Includes information from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Name of product: Kidde hard-wired smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarms
Hazard: The alarms could fail to alert consumers of a fire or a CO incident following a power outage.
Additional details: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Kidde-Recalls-Smoke-and-Combination-SmokeCO-Alarms/
--> Replace our aging ladder platform truck (1984 HAHN LTI 85 foot ladder tower) with a Greenwich Township is financing a 2001 Pierce Dash 100’ Rear mount platform ladder with pump for $325K which is a fraction of the cost of a new ladder.
--> Since the new ladder has a pump, we will retire our near antique 98-61 (1979 Ford/Pierce Class A Pumper).
We took delivery of the ladder truck on Monday June 9, 2014. We now need to have the truck lettered as well as receive training on how to properly use all of its features. We hope to have the new ladder truck in service by July.
Our other ladder truck is still for sale. Please contact the Chief or any member of the department if interested.
An apparatus evaluation was conducted by Oeters Associates, Fire Apparatus Consulting Services, Inc. in December 2006. This report contains a number of changes that will have a positive effect on the health, safety and efficiency of the Stewartsville VOlunteer Fire Company. It also calls for the replacement of two (2) vehicles in the next couple of years.
The report in its entirety can be found here in PDF format. Stewartsville Fire Co Apparatus Report